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Re : Flying

Postby darcynulph » Mon Feb 12, 2007 09:25 am

My ob told me it is ok to fly in the first and second trimester, if you are in the third you better have a hospital in mind just in case. Same with long distance car travel, he said he wasn't going to fly out to the middle of nowhere because I was stubborn and had to go somewhere.

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Re : Flying

Postby michellelhuston » Mon Feb 12, 2007 09:15 am

Thanks everyone for putting my mind at ease! I am sure, I will do just fine, but just paranoid this time around! Which I know that you allcan relate to! I will ask my dr. but I am sure that it will be ok!

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Re : Flying

Postby jdbcraig » Sat Feb 10, 2007 06:18 pm

I flew from Baltimore, MD to Oakland, CA at 30 weeks and my OB was fine ~ also told me to get up and walk around every hour!

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Re : Flying

Postby klynn » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:24 am

I am a pilot and flew up to 20 weeks pregnant. The FAA and my doc were all ok with it.

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Re : Flying

Postby missgamecock » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:09 am

I did forget to say she said NO running through the airport or carrying bags or going up the stairs with the bags.

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Re : Flying

Postby jana m » Sat Feb 10, 2007 08:26 am

In my first pregnancy I flew at 12 weeks (and I was carrying triplets) and my peri had no problem with it. With this pregnancy, my peri said I can travel up to 20 weeks (but of course I'm too paranoid to go anywhere!). I don't think it's a problem to fly that early. Doctors usually restrict you later on, but at 7 weeks, you should be okay.

Just to be safe, call your OB and ask. Also, I agree with Julie....best to get up and walk around every so often and stay as hydrated as possible.

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Re : Flying

Postby paige_va » Sat Feb 10, 2007 08:23 am

I flew to Indonesia on business when I was 13 weeks. The longest flight was 14.5 hours and the total travel time was about 24 hours. I drank a lot of water to keep me hydrated, and a great side effect of the water was that I had to get up frequently to go to the bathroom. Good luck. You'll be fine.

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Re : Flying

Postby missgamecock » Sat Feb 10, 2007 07:48 am

I flew between 6-8 weeks with Sara. The midwife said it was ok.

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Re : Flying

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 10, 2007 03:24 am

Hi Michelle

I have never heard that flying at 7 weeks is dangerous. I know that it could be a bad idea in the 3rd trimester and/or if you are very high risk. But still - 7 weeks seems WAY early to me for it to be a problem.

Denise

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Re : Flying

Postby julie f » Sat Feb 10, 2007 01:05 am

In my 2nd pregnancy the peri that I saw was actually out of state (a 3 hour plane trip) and we saw him at 15, 24 and 30 weeks. He had no problem with it, just wanted to make sure I got up and walked a bit every hour. (Helps to prevent blood clots, I have no udnerlying disorders either.) My best piece of advice - get an aisle seat and drink a lot of water [:)].

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